I'm going to be upgrading my PC in a week or so and I would like to gather some advice before purchasing the parts. I added the specs of my current PC on my system specs. I'm planning to upgrade the motherboard, processor, and RAM first then an SSD a couple of weeks after then a video card another couple of weeks after . The PC will be used for games (SC2, D3, and Civ V) and Photoshop but I will be taking classes in AutoCAD and 3DSMax some time later this year and I would also like to contribute to the WCG/Folding team here at TPU when I'm not working or playing. OK so the following are the parts I'm planning to buy: 1 USD = around 42 PhP Motherboard: Asus Maximus V-Gene (12,650 PhP) ** I'm limited to Micro ATX boards coz of the case. Would the Asus P8Z77-M Pro (6,840 PhP) be a good alternative? Or could you guys suggest another board? Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K (10,199 PhP) ** Would it be worth it to go with the i7 3770k (13,370 PhP)? I do plan to OC to the best possible 24/7 clocks/settings. RAM: RIPJAWS-Z DDR3 2133mhz 4x4gb F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZL (7,400 PhP) ** Or should I just go with RIPJAWS-Z DDR3 1600mhz 4x4gb F3-12800CL9Q-16GBZL (4,999)? Will a notice any difference between the two? SSD: OCZ AGILITY4 Series 128GB SATA III (6,699) or OCZ VERTEX 4 Series 128GB SATA III (7,499) or Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA 3 (6,999) ** I've narrowed it down to three based on their prices and capacity. Which one would be a better buy? And I already have a 1tb WD Caviar Green as a storage drive. Video Card: GTX670 or ??? ** I'll be using my 4870 for the meantime. Could you suggest the best video card for the games I'm playing and the resoultion I'm using? I can afford to buy the most expensive parts I've mentioned above but I would be really glad if I could save some money to upgrade the monitor/buy extra hard drives/upgrade the keyboard & mouse/buy some other stuff. Oh and I plan to keep/use the items for the next 2 years minimum except maybe for the video card.